As Serie A heads into the nitty gritty stage of the season, results are more crucial than ever. Whether you’re at the top or the bottom of the table every game matters now. It might not be a glamour tie but this weekend sees a huge battle at the bottom between Sampdoria and Catania.
Catania are rock bottom of Serie A heading into December with just nine points from 14 games. Three points adrift of safety at this stage makes this weekend’s game at fellow strugglers Sampdoria even bigger as to not let those above them go even further ahead. The odds are well and truly stacked against the Rossazzurri though, who have lost all seven away games so far. This weekend’s game provides a perfect opportunity to turn their fortunes around on the road.
The hosts Sampdoria are not much better off, just two points above their opponents on 11. Whilst Catania’s away form is dire, i Blucerchiati have struggled at home too, ensuring a tight battle this weekend. The home side have won just once at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, but up against the side propping up the table they should be favourites to get the win. Should you fancy Catania to pull off a shock win though, you will get great odds but face an easier task Betting Online on the 2014 World Cup.
At the top, second meets fifth as Roma host Fiorentina. Roma are yet to taste defeat all season and have conceded just once at home. Fiorentina are in the hunt for Champions League football and boast a decent away record themselves only losing twice on the road this season, so a tight battle is guaranteed at the Stadio Olimpico. However, the Giallorossi must be favourites for another win, and one that maintains their Scudetto hopes.
Leaders Juventus look set to march on with a trip to Bologna this weekend. Having dropped just five points all season, the top of the table side don’t look like dropping any more as they take on a Bologna side hovering dangerously above the drop zone. Napoli will hope to keep in touch with the leaders when they entertain a Udinese side that’s pretty dire on their travels. With Udinese finding the net just four times away from home and Napoli conceding just three times at home, it would be a real shock if Udinese came away with anything from that one.
AC Milan, who are having a disastrous season so far face a tricky looking tie away at Livorno. I Rossoneri have struggled on their travels with just one win and a leaky defence, but have picked up some form lately. Livorno will take note of this weakness and will attack from the off as they bid to get out of the drop zone, but a Kaka inspired Milan should take all three points.